Converting jpegs for the web

  User-CB94CED6-F3AA-42E7-8A286564F5DCBC14 09:14 26 Jan 2010

On the web it is best to have lower resolution images and of a different size e.g. a 1Mbyte jpg should be reduced to say 10Kbyte and 300px by 250px (whatever the ration is for a photo).

What is the easiest way for a novice to convert and which common program will do this on windows?

  Graham. 09:40 26 Jan 2010

Which version of Windows?

  johndrew 09:41 26 Jan 2010

If you have MS Works, use the photo editor and "Save a copy for ..".

Failing that look in the "File" options for whichever editor you have.

Windows XP, Vista or windows 7 - we have all this at home.

I am looking for a common application which can (or does by default) reside on all these.

  Graphicool1 09:45 26 Jan 2010

click here Download and install this. I use it all the time. You can do single pic's or batch files. It's both 'Free & Easy' you can't say fairer than that!

  Graphicool1 09:50 26 Jan 2010

Posted simultainiously with your last post, hence I didn't read it! It definately works on WinXP, but I can't vouch for Vista or Win7.

  mooly 12:25 26 Jan 2010

If you just occasionally need to do this then "Paint" has a resize option which is all I use.
When you open a pic in Windows Photo Gallery (Vista, W7 to probably???)there's an email option at the top to reduce to a choice of sizes to use with Windows mail... which I have have never used lol

Thanks, all. I shall have a look at PIXresiser and explore further.

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